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RP International Spreads Holiday Cheer with The Eyes of Christmas™
Date:12/10/2013

Los Angeles (PRWEB) December 10, 2013

Helen Harris’ RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa) International --(http://www.rpinternational.org) the longest-standing non-profit organization leading the way for medical and technological advancements for the visually impaired — initiates a Holiday Season fundraising campaign. Funds raised by this year’s 19th Annual “The Eyes of Christmas™” television special will go directly towards the charity’s efforts to support the visually impaired.

“The Eyes of Christmas™" television special is the brainchild of blind activist and RP International (RPI) founder Helen Harris. The event features TheatreVision™ airings of Frank Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life,” which includes an optional simulcast audio track description on the SAP channel for the visually impaired, narrated by former President George Herbert Walker Bush. NBC will air the special on December 14th and December 24th at 8:00 p.m.

“The Eyes of Christmas” features a special 2 hour TheatreVision described holiday classic movie of Charles Dickens, “Scrooge” and a 30-minute broadcast program on Christmas Day hosted by Vin Scully on Christmas Eve and morning on ION Media Network, WE -Women’s Entertainment Network and FOX-KCOP Los Angeles.

Participating stars that will be sharing Holiday messages and support for RPI include Vin Scully, Celine Dion, Garth Brooks , Reba McEntyre, Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Bob Costas and Natalie Cole. Hollywood studios supporting the show and featuring special film trailers include; Paramount (“Jack Ryan”), Universal (“47 Ronin,”), Disney (“Saving Mr. Banks”), Sony (“American Hustle”), 20th Century Fox (“Secret Life of Walter Mitty”) and Warner Bros. (“The Hobbit: Chase III”). Harris invites sighted viewers to tune in to take the "traveling eye test." This simple visual t
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